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  • Every year they import twenty-seven thousand scintillating jeweled scuttling crabs from their native planet and while away a happy drunken night smashing them to bits with iron mallets.†   (source)
  • Is this the kind of scintillating conversation we're going to have now that we don't have any secrets?†   (source)
  • Brom and Eragon worried about it, but they could not convince her to allow dirt to obscure her scintillating hide.†   (source)
  • He lay perfectly still in the grass, his shirt open over his sculpted, incandescent chest, his scintillating arms bare.†   (source)
  • ...'scintillating conversation'?†   (source)
  • Too bad—we were having such a scintillating conversation.†   (source)
  • It was scintillating to read, unless you wanted coverage of anything happening anywhere else in the world or anything that might even keep your eyes open.†   (source)
  • "We," he said, "discussed politics and current events and engaged in scintillating discourse."†   (source)
  • "The chapel is this way," she says, breaking the ice with that bit of scintillating conversation.†   (source)
  • Either Colonel Cathcart wasn't getting through to General Peckem or General Peckem was not the scintillating, discriminating, intellectual, forward-looking personality he pretended to be and it was really General Dreedle who was sensitive, charming, brilliant and sophisticated and under whom he would certainly be much better off, and suddenly Colonel Cathcart had absolutely no conception of how strongly he stood with anyone and began banging on hi†   (source)
  • There were rockets like a flight of scintillating birds singing with sweet voices.†   (source)
  • Once again the stars were their proper size, sharp and scintillating against the wintry sky.†   (source)
  • She held the weapon close and whispered to it, "Resplendently Scintillating Illustrations."†   (source)
  • Regis had marveled at the scintillating stones whenever Pook put them out on display, and, after all, he'd only taken one.†   (source)
  • Are you always that scintillating, Billy Davis?†   (source)
  • We're impervious, we scintillate, we are thirteen.†   (source)
  • I know as well as anyone that it's challenging for a medical supplier to create an attractive storefront, that bedpans and insulin kits don't make for a naturally scintillating display, but with a little effort and creativity it's not long before you can come up with a window that is almost pleasing to look at.†   (source)
  • a play full of scintillating dialogue
  • Within lay the body, robed in costly habiliments covered with gold embroidery and starred with scintillating gems.   (source)
  • We'd always been such scintillating conversationalists.†   (source)
  • "Must have been scintillating," she cracked.†   (source)
  • But you would have missed my scintillating conversation.†   (source)
  • "Resplendently Scintillating Illustrations," she said happily.†   (source)
  • Or was it because you wanted to enjoy my scintillating company?†   (source)
  • They brought forth scintillating jeweled scuttling crabs, which the Vogons ate, smashing their shells with iron mallets; tall aspiring trees of breathtaking slenderness and color which the Vogons cut down and burned the crabmeat with; elegant gazellelike creatures with silken coats and dewy eyes which the Vogons would catch and sit on.†   (source)
  • He was looking for an excuse to segue into his scintillating speech on the petroleum industry in Iran—its past, its present, and its future.†   (source)
  • Yep, I was scintillating.†   (source)
  • He lay the sword flat upon the bed of scintillating coals and, pumping the bellows with his free hand, slowly pulled it toward his hip.†   (source)
  • No, they hadn't set the world on fire with their scintillating conversation, but it was a start, right?†   (source)
  • A kind of arm carried a complicated metallic case, about which green flashes scintillated, and out of the funnel of this there smoked the Heat-Ray.†   (source)
  • Vague and quaint imaginings had haunted Sue in the days when her intellect scintillated like a star, that the world resembled a stanza or melody composed in a dream; it was wonderfully excellent to the half-aroused intelligence, but hopelessly absurd at the full waking; that the first cause worked automatically like a somnambulist, and not reflectively like a sage; that at the framing of the terrestrial conditions there seemed never to have been contemplated such a development of emotional perceptiveness among the creatures subject to those conditions as that reached by thinking and educated humanity.†   (source)
  • The high colour of his cheeks pushed upwards even to his forehead, where it scattered itself in a few formless patches of pale red; and on his hairless face there scintillated restlessly the polished lenses and the bright gilt rims of the glasses which screened his delicate and restless eyes.†   (source)
  • Six hours more or less on the defensive; six hours of alert immobility while the boat drove slowly or floated arrested, according to the caprice of the wind; while the sea, calmed, slept at last; while the clouds passed above his head; while the sky from an immensity lustreless and black, diminished to a sombre and lustrous vault, scintillated with a greater brilliance, faded to the east, paled at the zenith; while the dark shapes blotting the low stars astern got outlines, relief became shoulders, heads, faces, features,—confronted him with dreary stares, had dishevelled hair, torn clothes, blinked red eyelids at the white dawn.†   (source)
  • When the day grew quite strong and commonplace these dried off her; moreover, Tess then lost her strange and ethereal beauty; her teeth, lips, and eyes scintillated in the sunbeams and she was again the dazzlingly fair dairymaid only, who had to hold her own against the other women of the world.†   (source)
  • His beady eyes scintillated and twitched as if they sought to look him over, yet dared not because it was only in the face that intention could be read.†   (source)
  • What struggle there was in him between Nature and Grace in this interval, I cannot tell: only singular gleams scintillated in his eyes, and strange shadows passed over his face.†   (source)
  • From time to time, as if to remove some dust, he filliped with his nail the silk of the scarves spread out at full length, and they rustled with a little noise, making in the green twilight the gold spangles of their tissue scintillate like little stars.†   (source)
  • It's the product of a scintillating brain, a Puck with tears streaming down his face, a golden-hearted clown holding for a moment the throne of God.†   (source)
  • The Banner explained its appearance by announcing: "On Monday the Banner will present to you a new friend—ELLSWORTH M. TOOHEY—whose scintillating book Sermons in Stone you have all read and loved.†   (source)
  • Professor, we thank you both for the tasty hospitality and the very scintillating conversation.†   (source)
  • The men faced each other for a silent moment, their glances scintillating.†   (source)
  • Kells was scintillating now, steely, cold, radiant.†   (source)
  • The snake had no fear and watched them with scintillating eyes.†   (source)
  • He held out his hand and displayed upon the centre of the palm a brilliantly scintillating blue stone, rather smaller than a bean in size, but of such purity and radiance that it twinkled like an electric point in the dark hollow of his hand.†   (source)
  • And amid all these scintillating points of light one bright planet shone kindly and steadily like the face of an old friend.†   (source)
  • His face was stern, the lines of it had grown hard, and yet in his eyes—blue, clear blue this day—there was a strange brilliancy, a bright scintillating light.†   (source)
  • The sunrise burned red in a pure sky, the shadows on the rim of the wood-lot were darkly blue, and beyond the white and scintillating fields patches of far-off forest hung like smoke.†   (source)
  • Pearl set forth at a great pace, and as Hester smiled to perceive, did actually catch the sunshine, and stood laughing in the midst of it, all brightened by its splendour, and scintillating with the vivacity excited by rapid motion.†   (source)
  • Her present countenance had a wild vindictiveness in its white cheek, and a bloodless lip and scintillating eye; and she retained in her closed fingers a portion of the locks she had been grasping.†   (source)
  • Yet here she is lying at my feet, with her golden domes and crosses scintillating and twinkling in the sunshine.†   (source)
  • The marquise had taken a few steps, but at these words she paused, looking at Newman with eyes like two scintillating globules of ice.†   (source)
  • On the contrary he gazed joyfully, his eyes moist with tears, at this bright comet which, having traveled in its orbit with inconceivable velocity through immeasurable space, seemed suddenly—like an arrow piercing the earth—to remain fixed in a chosen spot, vigorously holding its tail erect, shining and displaying its white light amid countless other scintillating stars.†   (source)
  • The optical reflection of several inverted volumes improperly arranged and not in the order of their common letters with scintillating titles on the two bookshelves opposite.†   (source)
  • Meditations of evolution increasingly vaster: of the moon invisible in incipient lunation, approaching perigee: of the infinite lattiginous scintillating uncondensed milky way, discernible by daylight by an observer placed at the lower end of a cylindrical vertical shaft 5000 ft deep sunk from the surface towards the centre of the earth: of Sirius (alpha in Canis Maior) 10 lightyears (57,000,000,000,000 miles) distant and in volume 900 times the dimension of our planet: of Arcturus: of th†   (source)
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